Paying for college
- Black College Dollars
This site provides a directory of more than 300 scholarships for African-American students.
- College Goal Sunday
Learn how to obtain financial aid for college. Talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply and receive information regarding state-wide student services, admission requirements, and more.
- Federal Student Aid
Explore your financial aid options. Increase your knowledge of the financial aid process; become familiar with the various types of federal student aid that are available; and investigate other sources of aid, such as grants and scholarships.
- Mapping Your Future
Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service organization of the financial aid industry - bringing together the expertise of the industry to provide free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools.
- Think College
Thinking about college? The US Department of Education has provided a source to help parents, students and educators plan, prepare and save for college.
- Tuition Funding Sources
Do you need support finding great financial aid opportunities? Learn about the variety of scholarships and other financial aid possibilities.
Preparing for college
- The ACT
Learn more about this standardized assessment which many colleges and universities require as part of their admission process.
- The College Navigator
Navigate through this site to view fast facts, data tools, surveys and programs conducted by the US Department of Education.
- The Education Trust
The Education Trust provides advocacy, analysis, research, and assistance for improving the education of all students and especially those who have historically been left behind--including students of color and low-income students.
- First in the Family
Are you the first in your family to go to college? Get the knowledge you need from first-generation students who have made it to college.
Are you ready for college? KnowHow2Go is a step by step interactive guide that will help prepare, familiarize and transition you into higher education.
- Pathways to College
This is an organization that uses research-based knowledge to improve postsecondary education access and success for the nation's underserved students, including underrepresented minorities, low-income students, those who are the first in their families to go to college, and students with disabilities.
- Postsecondary Education Opportunity
Are you interested in learning more about the trends, barriers and opportunities for all Americans to achieve a postsecondary education? Explore this electronic newsletter for the latest research.
- The SAT and PSAT
Be prepared. Learn how to prepare for the SAT and PSAT. Also, take the opportunity to learn how to plan for college, find a college, apply to college and pay for college.
College access programs
- College Access Programs
This is a searchable online set of profiles of college access programs across the United States that help underserved students prepare, plan, and pay for college.